Owned by the Glazer family of Manchester United is under more scrutiny after the club’s disastrous start to the season.
United experienced their worst Premier League season in 2021-22 and have now lost their first two games of the 2022-23 season.
Although players have been criticized for their performance, most fans believe the Glazer family is the club’s biggest problem.
In 1958, a group of United fans will organize a new protest against the Glazers ahead of Liverpool’s visit to Old Trafford on 22 August.
“When a company is failing and not working, they are the owners of that company [who are to blame]”Gary Neville told Sky Sports after the 4-0 defeat to Brentford.
“It’s really simple. She is failing miserably. They took around £ 24m from the club two months ago and now have a decrepit and decaying stadium, which is, to be fair, second-rate when it was the best in the world 15-20 years ago.
“You have a football team they don’t have a clue about. They have bankers in charge of the football team, who don’t make football decisions. They haven’t appointed a sporting director.
“We can watch the players as much as you want, but there are a lot of important things that need to be fixed first, they have to show up and basically tackle the music. Now is the time. They can’t continue hiding in Tampa and think that nothing will come back to them. “
Here are 13 of the most captivating figures.
– United is the only Premier League club that pays dividends to its shareholders, with most of that money going to the six members of the Glazer family who own stock in the club.
– Since 2016, United have paid £ 166m to their shareholders, averaging £ 22m per year.
– United also paid £ 743 million in interest from the Leveraged acquisition of the Glazers in 2005.
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– No Premier League club paid higher interest in 2020-21 than United (£ 21m).
– Between 2010 and 2021, United paid £ 517 million in interest payments. The other 19 clubs from the 2020-21 Premier League season paid a total of £ 536 million in interest payments over the same time period.
– Despite all refinancing, United The gross debt of £ 592 million is virtually unchanged since the arrival of the Glazers: it was £ 604 million in 2006.
– Only Tottenham, thanks to their sparkling new stadium, has more debt than United.
– United’s infrastructure spending between 2012 and 2021 amounts to just £ 136 million. Manchester City spent nearly triple (£ 374m) while Tottenham’s new stadium and training ground saw them spend around £ 1.4bn.
– The Glazers withdrew £ 154 million from United between 2012 and 2021. No Premier League owner has withdrawn more money than them in the past 10 years.
In fact, in the past 10 years, no Premier League owner has taken more money than the Glazers did in #MUFC with £ 154 million (dividends £ 133 million, share repurchase £ 21 million). In stark contrast, some owners have invested significant funds: #MCFC £ 684 million, #CFC £ 516 million e #AVFC £ 506 million. pic.twitter.com/HpdE5xDNXr
– Swiss Ramble (@SwissRamble) August 16, 2022
– While the Glazers take money from United, City owners have invested £ 684 million in their club over the same period. Chelsea owners also invested £ 516 million while Aston Villa owners invested £ 506 million.
– Between 2017 and 2021, Chelsea had five times as many player sales as United. Wolves, Crystal Palace, Newcastle, West Ham, Tottenham, Southampton, Arsenal, Everton, Man City, Leicester City and Liverpool also earned more.
– Revenue from United has fallen by £ 87m since 2017 as Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool and City have seen their revenues rise.
– The Glazers have sold certain Class A shares in United over the years, earning around 465 million pounds. But the club did not receive any of the proceeds from those sales.
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